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, and it has watched connecticut. now the world is watching the united states senate. it is watching the senate to see whether mockers he works. democracy works. to reflectacy work the majority of the united states of america, the majority of our people, who say, we need to do something about the guns? that is what the families said to me that day and in days since and what people in connecticut and across the country have said to their senators. we must do something about gun violence. i remember talking to one of the families that evening and saying, you know, when you are ready, we ought to talk about what we can do to stop gun violence in measures in the united states congress. she said to me, i am ready now. the united states senate must be ready now to act. it must keep faith with those families and victims as the , with benjamin andrew wheeler, age six, his father, david, here today, and andrew -- benjamin is here in spirit when we decide whether we will move forward towards progress. senator blumenthal of connecticut on the floor yesterday. dill tweets in -- let's hear what chris has to
the united states senate, and we will be held accountable for what happens here. history is watching. let us be on the right side of history. thank you, madam president, and i yield the floor. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from new jersey. mr. menendez: madam president, i rise as a parent, as a father, as an american who saw the horror of newtown. too many times, i have come to this senate floor to say i offer my thoughts and prayers to the parents and victims of a assault weapon attack, too many times, too many times. columbine, aurora, virginia tech, newtown, how many times will we have to offer our thoughts and prayers to the victims of gun violence? i have two beautiful children, alicia and rob. they are the most important and cherished things in my life. i don't know what i would do if anything happened to either one of them. so i'm here for them and for the children they may have one day and for every child in newtown and across america whose small voice has been silenced by a gun. i don't think it's an exaggeration to say that each and every member of
hard to elect a democrat to the united states senate from kentucky. we haven't had one since wendell ford back in the late '90s. so it's going to be very hard for them to run anyone statewide and especially after this. this does lead to -- let's put it this way. it makes mcconnell look very, very negative and nasty and if that's the case, you know, he's going to have to own up to that at some point. history does not judge senators and politicians who go after people's personal lives very well in the future. >> jimmy, one of the men that conway identified is a guy named sean reilly. said he was just witness the other activist had been more involved in this. although conway alleges he was not involved but not returned calls to nbc news because there's been no corroboration to this story we won't report the other person's name. how par for the course is this just in how terms dirty the nature of political campaigns can get. >> if you recall, remember nixon went after mcgovern in his first pick for vice president for the nomination because eagleton had mental illness, et cetera and mcgov
their son one of the united states senators growing up poor and going to public schoolses an enorus pt the american experience. we he theve brightest in america. young men and women who came to this country through no choice of their home, they came here because their parents came here when they were children. the only national anthem they know is the star-spangled banner. the reality is america is their home. after enormous investments in them after education and they have the opportunity to contribute to america's wealth, growth, and competitiveness we turn our backs to them. so this is a moment to meet one of america's tough examples in a way that it smart, secures our borders and at the end of the .ay preserves our history [speaking spanish] [speakingpanish] thank you very much. [applause] >> actually i changed my mind. i'm kidding. [laughter] >> not again. not again. >> once was enough. [laughter] >> it's been fun. one of the things that makes our nation special and dirvet from the rest of the world we're a nation of immigrants. it can't be said enough. what makes -- what distin w
of his party in the united states senate, many of whom just jumped all over him yesterday? >> i think he likes that. i don't think he's -- he is like, look. he got a very favorable "the washington post" editorial and he'll love that. "morning joe." very favorable commentary right here. i guarantee you if he is up watching this right now, got a good david brooks column. he kind of excited this morning. people said this is kind of important to him. the fact all of these guys i'm trying to do something. in his mind, the white house is not totally out of bounds here. they say if we do this it will throw the republicans off and we have put something out there and this is something we would have agreed to any way in the larger context. understand, this president wants a grand bargain. he is going to give away the store in august of 2011. absolutely going to give away the store. he wants that grand bargain. and they view this as the best negotiating strategy and a lot of people disagree with him. they really want this. he genuinely want this. >> going on the lot and offering 26,000 he has the o
, lindsay graham, robert menendez, jeff flake, michael beck, as united states senators, representatives of the people, where have you been for the last four years? what have you done to prevent political appointees at ice from ignoring all of congress? what have you done to stop these same political appointees from manipulating pressed data and misleading the american public and members of congress? what have you done to prevent dangerous criminals from being released back into american communities by the thousands? what have you done to protect america's law-enforcement officers who now not only placed their lives at risk to force our nation's loss, but their careers as well as they struggle against political appointees who ordered them not to enforce the law and who ordered them to place the public at risk? of course the answer is you have done nothing. he sat on your hands and watched it happen for four years. i guess it should come as no surprise that you have done nothing in the gang of eight's proposed new legislation to address any of these problems. rightmen, we have laws now th
. these concerns continue in the united states senate today. about emails thing that was raised again by senator boozman. i explain my idea of having a secondary email was started by christie todd whitman and is continued by democrats and the balkans following. one republican had as a moniker, tofu@epa.com. in order to figure out what they need to answer, they have done that. i would like to ask you for the record, i understand the epa inspector general is looking into the agency's emailed management practices. are you aware of this ever and could you describe us what you know as of this date how that is going? >> inspector general is doing an audit, which we are participating in. i certainly feel and i believe the agency does as well that it is a great opportunity for us to have their independent view of what we can do well and approval on. the acting administrator is working closely with them and we are going to be taking their recommendations to heart and doing everything we can improve the system at epa, as we always would. >> ok. i will yield my time to senator vitters. i have to ask you --
: i think the senate of the united states let the american people down yesterday. it was hard for me to fathom some of the basic provisions that enjoyed the support of over 90 percent of americans were voted down. a majority of the senate supported it, but as you know, we have the rules that require 60 votes to a dance certain provisions. certainvance provisions. ad was probably my most disappointing day so far in my short tenure. host: are there a lot of nra members or gun owners in wisconsin? guest: there are many gun owners, just like the country, wisconsin is reflective of that, but i would say the hunting culture and tradition is very deep. if you think about last year's deer hunting season, over 650,000 hunting licenses were taken out in wisconsin. that is over 10 percent of the that participate in the enjoy is the tradition of hunting deer. there are other hunting seasons also. expandingdea of background checks and reducing the% of sales that take place without a background check was widely embraced. and the measures against trafficking. we all know too many of the incidence o
states. i am very high on this young senator from a florida. host: another issue in the news. gun control of the legislation. we see a major gun rights group is breaking with the powerful nra and coming out in favor of the bipartisan proposal on background checks by senator joe manchin of west virginia and senator pat toomey, republican of pennsylvania. the citizens committee for the right to keep and bear arms. this,gnificant is senator? guest: i don't know. these people have a right to their viewpoint, but i'm a lifelong member of the national rifle association. when my son was born 26 years ago, my only goal gave him a gaveription -- my uncle him a subscription of the youth magazine of the nra. the second amendment protects gun rights for decades and decades. for another group to come along and claim to be the second- largest gun rights organization is fine. there's more of a schism than this article mentions. i looked at it this morning on the front page of the washington post, also. there's another group to the right of the nra. said the nra on thursday it's probably a good idea to g
-passed budget, a budget presented by the president of the united states. >> obviously there are things each person in the country can agree with and disagree with. i asked the gentleman if he has any intention to go to congress. i yield back the balance of my time. >> i would say to the gentleman, mr. speaker, i, too, am glad that we finally saw the senate act and passed a budget. that is an accomplishment in and of itself. the president finally has proposed his budget. the gentleman is right. we have some things on the table that maybe we can start to discuss. i know that chairman ryan and chairman murray are already in discussions about a path forward . and i look forward to the results of those discussions and in concert with the gentleman's point earlier, we are setting priorities. it just seems to me, mr. speaker, that the best way forward is to find areas where we agree and let's go make some progress on those things. we, again, this town is full of division and agreement, but there are things we have in common in agreement in these three documents that i believe we can work on togeth
threats and kredzible of -- credibility of the threats aimed at the united states. they will be breefring members of the house intelligence committee tomorrow morning and we're anticipating members of the senate intelligence community. the speed at this ch these briefings taking place indicates this zbaigs hot, very active and ongoing. >> the analysts and those working in the field over the years often categorize these things based on initial market. so many experts i've spoken to this evening have suggested that this has certain hallmarks none of which are for a large and organized sort of group. it's -- is that what you're hearing as well? >> i think you're referring to two marker that's we're hearing. one is that the timing of the devices the fact there 2004 nearly simultaneous explosions is called a marker or hall mark of a terrorist attack. first explosion then we believe a second device more powerful device idea people in the crowd would be driven towards a larger devise to maximize casualties then composition of the device we know fbi is on the ground and focused on gathering the r
in the united states. in fact, it could not get in by a treaty. it takes 2/3 of a vote by the senate to get in by a treaty or treaty to be signed. so it was a joint resolution and texas got into the united states by two votes, when a senator, i understand, from louisiana, changed his vote and voted for the admission of texas. those of us from texas, because of our history, because of the people who are there, of all races, have a unique spirit in my opinion. it is the spirit of freedom. but that's a spirit of america. our history's not really based upon what happened in the 13 colonies. our history's based independent of that. but it's the same. it's a spirit of liberty and freedom from oppression. whether it's king george iii or whether it's a dictator named santa ana. on april 21 we celebrate that day. on saturday, tomorrow, there will be a reenactment of the battle. we have a monument called on the marshes there. lks versimilar to the wainon monument. except of course it's taller than the washington monument. the star on top of the monument makes it taller than the washington monument. a
in a president of the united states. i am very high on this young senator from a florida. host: another issue in the news. gun control of the legislation. we see a major gun rights group is breaking with the powerful nra and coming out in favor of the bipartisan proposal on background checks by senator joe manchin of west virginia and senator pat toomey, republican of pennsylvania. the citizens committee for the right to keep and bear arms. how significant is this, senator? guest: i don't know. these people have a right to their viewpoint, but i'm a lifelong member of the national rifle association. when my son was born 26 years ago, my only goal gave him a subscription -- my uncle gave him a subscription of the youth magazine of the nra. the second amendment protects gun rights for decades and decades. for another group to come along and claim to be the second- largest gun rights organization is fine. there's more of a schism than this article mentions. i looked at it this morning on the front page of the washington post, also. there's another group to the right of the nra. while the nra on
/11 to assess the threat and the credibility of those threats, aimed at the united states. they will be briefing number members of the house intelligence committee in the morning. we anticipate the senate intelligence committee this afternoon. the speed at which the brief gs gs -- briefings are taking place, suggests that the investigation is hot and ongoing. >> analysts and those who have worked in the anti-terrorism field over the years... often categorize these things based on the initial markings. so many experts with whom i have spoken this evening and this afternoon suggested that this has certain hallmarks, none of which are for a large, organized sort of group. that basically what you are hearing as well? >> reporter: well, i think you are referring to really two markers that we're hearing discussed broadly. one is the timing of the devices, the fact that there were two nearly simultaneously explosions. that is called a mark or a hallmark of air terrorist attack. we had the first explosion and what we believe to be a second device, a more powerful device. after the first explosion, peopl
government, local units of getting, getting the senate involvement in it and that. so i'd like maybe you to reflect on and tell us things you think. i know, there's good operation. everybody has gotten your budget cut. you have gotten your budget cut. that means fewer people, you know, doing boater education on zebra mussel. you have fewer people talking about, you know, one problem we have incurred in the national forseeses. people fish along stream and used to dump the earthworms, you know, thinking this is good. they help the forest. i remember doing it as a kid. there wasn't any education, there wasn't any discussion about it. there was a research about what it meant when everybody was dumping their earthworms around trees. so do not! they don't in to -- [inaudible] [laughter] no. but if you could just kind of, you know, tell us a little bit about how, you know, maybe we have an endangered species legislation. maybe we need an invasive species legislation. maybe we need to talk about how we put all hands on deck both at the national, federal, local and community level on dealing with
of the united states, which is in his statement of administrative policy, which i entered into the record last night in the rules committee. and just as importantly, a bill that has no positive impact on the most important issue facing our country today, job creation, economic growth. mr. speaker, this bill is an attack on american workers, this bill is an attack on american businesses. pure and simple h.r. 1120 would effectively shut down the national labor relations board, invalidate all 569 decisions that the nlrb made between january 12 and march of this year. my colleagues claim this is a response to the d.c. circuit court decision. but when have we ever enshrined an intermediate court decision into statute? it makes absolutely no sense. this court decision found that nearly all recess appointments are invalid, but the reality is the decision of the d.c. circuit conflicts entirely with judicial precedent and past practices. president reagan made 232 recess appointments. george h.w. bush made 78. george w. bush made 171. so far president obama has made 3 . -- 32. far less than his predeces
. it is in the security interests of the united states to have been immigration reform. we cannot know how to protect america if we do not know who this here to fulfill the american dream versus who is here to do it harm. we have to get those in the shadow into the lake to have an opportunity to earn their citizenship and be part of the dream. and we know as does every american who is honest with themselves knows if you had fruit for breakfast this morning, it was probably picked in the hot sun by an immigrant worker with it went back and a sunburned head. [cheers and applause] we know if you had chicken for dinner last night it was early cut of the callous hand evan immigrant worker to provide you your dinner. we know that if someone in your family who needs care, can't take care, the chances are that it is an immigrant worker whose steady hand and warm heart is taking care of their daily necessities each and every day. [cheers and applause] we know some of the most successful high-tech come the nascent america were founded by an immigrant in the united states. these are people doing the jobs to bui
of the united states, eric holder, to promulgate regulations that could lead to a national registry system for guns. something my constituents in utah are very concerned about and understandably so, unquote, senator lee. lee also said that the government had no place monitoring the legal exercise of any constitutional right a citizen chooses to exercise. quote, you see the federal government has no business monitoring when or how often you go to church, what books and newspapers you read, who you vote for, your health conditions, what -- and actually i have to differ with senator leon health conditions, obamacare conscious lee on ealth conditions, obama -- lee on health conditions. obamacare means you'll have all of your health care records as well. senator lee goes on, what you eat for breakfast, and the details of your private life, including your lawful exercise of your rights protected by the second amendment and other provisions of the bill of rights. important quotes by senator mike lee. with regard to the gun bill that's being rushed through the senate, it is worth noting again tha
states senate that voted on the 1986 immigration bill. we thought that we did it right. we thought that by making it for the first time illegal for employers to hire undocumented workers and have a $10,000 fine if they did, it would take away the magnet that would bring people across the border so readily. obviously for a better life for them, obviously, who can you find people who have good spiritual values, good family values, good work ethics, wants to improve themselves. that's what america is all about. but entering the country illegally is not something that a country based upon the rule of law can tolerate. but anyway, we made it illegal in 1986. and then that fine, we didn't anticipate a whole industry of fraudulent documents. so if i go to an employer and i'm here unlawfully and i show him a passport that looks like it's the real thing, then, you know, they can't be fined $10,000 for hiring me. so we took away that magnet and we thought at the time, well, might as well legalize the three million people that are here and we did, based on a proposition we were fixing this th
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